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Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Irish Whiskey Baked Ham

A nice variation on some of more traditional baked ham recipes, with just a little bit of Irish flair, this ham is easy and elegant. There are several brands of spicy brown mustard from Ireland or made in the Irish style, but any coarse grained brown mustard will work. So will any other whiskey or bourbon if you cannot find Irish whiskey. But that takes away the bit of Irish!

1 6-pound cooked ham
1/3 cup Irish whiskey
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons Irish or other brown mustard

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Score the ham by cutting diagonal lines 1/4 inch deep into the fat to form a diamond pattern. Insert a clove into the intersection of each diamond. Place the ham fat side up in a shallow roasting pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Brush the ham with about 2 tablespoons of the whiskey. Mix together the remaining whiskey, brown sugar, and mustard in a small bowl. Brush the ham with half of the brown sugar mixture and return to the oven. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, and then brush with the remaining brown sugar mixture. Continue to bake for 15-20 minutes more, or until a meat thermometer reads 140 degrees. Let the ham rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

Makes 12 servings.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 80 minutes
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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